A summary of Nepal:This
country which covers only 0,1% of the earth´s surface is the natural
habitat of - 2% of all flowering plants. - 8% of all birds, consisting
of more than 848 bird species. - 4% of all mammals. - 11 of the 15 known
species of butterfly in the world, with more than 500 varieties.- 600
indigenous varieties of plants. - 319 exotic breeds of orchid.
Surrounded by China (Tibet) in the North and India in the South.
Approx. 22 million.
but very good English is used in the field of tourism.
rupees. In March 2000 the exchange rate was: 1 US$ = 60,05 rupees.
in detail History
Sections of the population:Nepal
has more than 40 different ethnic groups and 70 various languages.
Only recently has a multi-party democratic system with a constitutional
monarchy been in practice.
Nepal is referred to as the only Hindu kingdom in the world, yet there
exists a harmonious mixture of Hinduism and Buddhism.